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Old 06-08-2015, 08:16 PM
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Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

Are you following the trend of low contrast? Before you do perhaps you need to read this article from usability experts Nielsen Norman Group:
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A low-contrast design aesthetic is haunting the web, taking legibility and discoverability with it. Itís straining our eyes, making us all feel older, and a little less capable. Lured by the trend of minimalism, sites are abandoning their high-contrast traditions and switching to the Dark Side (or should I say, the Medium-Gray Side). For sites willing to sacrifice readability for design prowess, low-contrast text has become a predictable choice, with predictable, persistent usability flaws.

Before using low-contrast colors on a website, especially for text, take a moment to remember all the reasons why they degrade usability. Then consider the reasons that prompted your siteís low-contrast design choices in the first place. Finally, look for alternatives that help you achieve those initial design goals without harming the user experience.
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Hm, I haven't seen many people going with low contrast text. It is pretty much by definition a dumb idea, why would you make your text harder to read for your visitors?
 
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